Rain water blended with sewage filth poses problems for residents

  • | Thursday | 1st October, 2020

Rains in the past one week have led to draining at Ramanathapuram water clogging and overflowing has caused unrest among residents.

Residents of Eri Karai Road, near Mookaneri Lake, are tensed as rain water mixed with sewage has become passive, and is not flowing out from the road due to clogging.

On Wednesday, stagnated sewage water on the road irritated road-users who had to wade through the water while pedestrians faced more trouble in crossing the road. “Even before the start of the North-East monsoon, the situation is worse here”, stated a two-wheeler rider. He wanted the channel to be removed so that water does not flow onto the road.

Rains in the past one week led to drains at Ramanathapuram getting clogged and overflowing causing inconvenience to residents and road-users. One of the resident stated that they are facing problems during the rainy season as the drainage channel has not yet desalted. Also, the capacity of the channel is not sufficient to hold the rain water, the resident added.

Many residents fear that the perennial problem, if not attended now, will lead to an outbreak of water-borne diseases during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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